Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world’s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.
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A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation. Hannah Beckerman, Observer*A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career.A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely.Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them – or to whom they belong – as long as they help him rise to the top.Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal.They may even make him do worse.
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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesnt walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the timeBehind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Oves mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations
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From the acclaimed author of Astrid & Veronika, a lyrical novel of two sisters bound together by a tragic moment from their past. Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their mother’s funeral two years ago. But now, Emma has come to visit Maria at her house in Spain, an unsettling intrusion on Maria’s quiet and solitary life. Over six days in the seaside town, the sisters cautiously recount the years of their separate adult lives. Their walks through the quiet town and evening talks on the terrace reveal almost more than Maria can deal with, until finally, the sisters confront their unspeakable family history. A Sister in My House is a compelling drama of grief and betrayal, but ultimately it is a story of hope and forgiveness.
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On a beautiful May morning at New York’s JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security. As the flight takes off each of the passengers is looking forward to reaching San Francisco, whether it’s for a family reunion, a wedding, or a new way of life. But as it emerges, there’s someone on the flight planning something terrible and these strangers’ lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour. Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the plane bears down on its destination of San Francisco, the futures of these strangers will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.
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Achen and Nyakale: twin sisters, separated from childhood to inherit different destinies. In the hope of inheriting a better life, a mother makes the heart-wrenching decision to send one child, Nyakale, to South Africa to be raised by her well-off sister, the child’s aunt, who has no children of her own. The other child, Achen, stays in Uganda to be raised by their mother in a village. An Image in a Mirror is a richly told and deeply intimate African story about the becoming of two young women, who are, the same as much as they are different. When the sisters, at the age of twenty-two, finally cross their respective worlds to meet, how mirrored will each feel about the otherHeralding a new female voice in fiction, An Image in a Mirror is a profound debut novel.
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‘Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope’ GoodHousekeepingAn Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an auplifting story of love, family and second chances.‘Why on earth, after all you’ve been through, all you’ve survived, all you’veachieved, why do you want to get married?’Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitiveman who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t thefirst time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strongopinions on the matter . . .Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce anddoesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, whosimply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’schildren: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get toknow his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is stillwrestling with the issues of her own childhood.Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it rightthis time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happythemselves?
Sagteband, 336 ble, 234 x 153 mm
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Two new novels from Amanda Prowse, that tell the storyof one couple from both sides… This is Annas story.There are two sides to every love story…Anna Cole may have grown up poor, but her mothers lovemade her feel rich every day. When she died, Annas worldshattered.Then she met Theo: a shy man with kind eyes, who rebuilther faith in love. But Theo has a past of his own. Can hereally be Annas knight in shining armour if he has his ownbattles to fightFrom bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is the grippingromance of Anna and Theo: One love, two stories.
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The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. Its not that shes judgemental, or fussy, or difficult – she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives,then spoons). Were not animals, are weBut behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years,left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg – of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it – and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that shes ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.
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Jan Wentzel, verhaleredakteur van Die voorpunt, kry te make met Marié Hurter, ’naspirant-skrywer wat maar net nie wl aanvaar dat haar liefdesverhaal afgekeur isnie. Jan het hoë ideale en neem sy werk ernstig op, maar ’n probleem ontstaan.Hoe gemaak as hy nou ook ’n ogie op Marié het Of voer dié ondeunde rooikopiets in die mouIn Die rooikop en die redakteur en ander stories bring H&R vroeë verhale deureen van Afrikaans se belangrikste skrywers in een band byeen. Vóór dieSestiger-beweging, etlike literêre pryse en internasionale aansien het André Brinksy loopbaan begin as skrywer van humoristiese stories en spannings- enliefdesverhale in gesinstydskrifte. Die vermaaklike stories in dié bundel hetgedurende die 50s in die tydskrifte Die huisgenoot en Die brandwag verskyn. Diébundel kombineer Brink se eiesoortige sin vir humor met ’n tikkie nostalgie –perfek vir ’n ouer én nuwe geslag lesers. Saamgestel deur Cecilia van Zyl,voormalige verhaleredakteur van Die huisgenoot.
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Bennie Griessel wil ’n ring vir sy Alexa koop – maar hoe gaan hy dit bekostig? Terwyl hy wag om te hoor of die bank sal help, word ’n vroueliggaam op Sir Lowryspas gevind. Die saak beland in Bennie en Vaughn se skoot toe dit blyk dat sy ’n buitelander is – ene Alicia Lewis, ’n kunskenner op die spoor van ’n Fabritius-skildery wat glo in die Kaap is. Dan vind Lithpel Davids die naam Billy de Palma in haar skootrekenaar, en besef Vaughn dadelik daar’s gróót fout. Hy ken vir Billy, en Billy is bad news.
Sagteband, 128 ble, 222 x 152 mm
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In die loop van 1876 kom verskeie groepe Transvalers by die samevloei van dieKrokodil- en Maricoriviere aan met die idee om na Damaraland te trek. ’n Landwat hulle net uit die stories van jagters ken. Om daar te kom, moet hulle ’n stukwaterlose Kalahari, bekend as die Dors, oorsteek. Maar die magstryd tussen dievoormanne van elke groep om die hoofleier van die trek te wees laat die trek op’n ramp afstuur, lank voor hulle die Dorsland binnegaan. Anderkant die dors wagdaar nie ’n land van melk en heuning nie, maar koors, tsetsevlieë, olifante enleeus. ’n Land vir mense wat uit hardekool se hout gesny is. ’n Land vir mensewat die dood kan vat en kan doodmaak sonder om ’n oog te knip.
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Cilla kan van kleins af met diere kommunikeer in Van altyd af. Reynecke Retiefvertrou egter nie haar intuïtiewe benadering nie; hy beskuldig haar daarvan dat sysy perd wil toor. Cilla krap terselfdertyd al Reynecke se vooropgestelde idees oorverhoudings en die lewe om.Aileen se pâtisserie sal vir Stellenbossers wys hoe fyngebak moet lyk in Teeenders, te anders. Ongelukkig is die eienaar van die perseel heeltemalonmoontlik. Na ’n lesing oor persoonlikheidstipes, weet sy: Sy en Allen Muir salnooit om dieselfde vuur kan sit nie. Hoekom laat sy nabyheid haar dan soverskriklik opgewonde voelKalinda worstel met verskeie uitdagings in Tydlose liefde . Soos die spook wat inhaar kar geklim het én haar kantsakdoekie agtergelaat het. Sy ontmoet ook diewildewragtag van ’n Zach met sy arrogante drie-date-reël. Daar is dadelik ’nonverklaarbare drif wat tussen hulle posvat, terwyl sy die geskiedenis en haarspook se spore volg.
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The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over half a millioncopies worldwide – soon to be a major film coming in April 2018, starring Lily James,Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope WiltonIt’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives aletter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across theChannel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she entersinto a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinaryGuernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books –and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into theirirresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.
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Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. But her world is about to be shattered. Almost 30 years ago Andee’s sister, 14-year-old Penny, disappeared. It is the missing-child case that has haunted Andee her whole life. And now Penny is back. But the question is: why?
Sagteband, 400 ble, 234 x 153 mm
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I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, hes been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if hed never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
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**The captivating new novel from the multi-million-bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover**New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende returns with a beautifully crafted, multi-generational novel of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds. Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected loveblossoms between two people who thought they were deep in the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented migrant from Guatemala, and what atfirst seems an inconvenience takes an unforeseen and more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. These three arebrought together in a mesmerizing story that sweeps from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala to turbulent 1970s Chile and Brazil, and sparks a long-overdue love between Richard and Lucia, who discover within themselves, in the midst ofwinter, an invincible summer. Woven with Isabel Allendes trademark humanity, passion and storytelling verve, In the Midst of Winter is a vivid and unforgettable tale.
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In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried. Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. Behind Lena’s stoic facade are memories that will no longer be contained. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. Karolina was vivacious and beautiful, athletic and charismatic, and Lena has cherished the memory of their friendship her whole life. But there is something about the story that is unfinished, questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past. Has the real story been hidden these many years And if so, why Two girls, coming of age in a dangerous time, bearers of secrets that only they could share.Just when you think there could not be anything new to ferret out from World War II comes Karolina’s Twins, a spellbinding new novel by the bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. In this richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience during some of the darkest hours, the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond. Readers who crave more books like Balson’s Once We Were Brothers and Kristin Hannah’s bestselling The Nightingale will be enthralled by Karolina’s Twins. —Booklist (starred review)A heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story. —Chicago Tribune
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Iris was once everything to her granddaughter.But now shes losing her grip on her preciousmemories, and its too late for Tess to ask for the advice she needs now more than ever.Tess is stunned to discover shes pregnant – but inspite of her relationship breakdown she knows she wants the surprise baby. Alone and uncertain, she turns to Gigi, a kindly stranger at Iriss nursing home. Gigi is bearing her own secret sadness. Whilst her family thrives, she hasnt been happy for years.Should she leave her husband and find a new life just for herThen Tess discovers a case filled with Iriss secret letters. The missing pieces of her life could hold the answers she and Gigi need
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A brilliant and immersive, allconsuming read about one fourteenyearold girls heartstopping fight for her own soul.‘You think you’re invincible. You think you won’t ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin, and accept your lifeas a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.’ At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; Why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see; Why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done. And what her daddy will do when he finds out Sometimes strength is not the same as courage. Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape. Sometimes surviving isnt enough.
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